A Northern group, Arewa Development Support Initiative, on Monday, appealed to all youths in the North to continue to maintain peace inspite of the current happenings in the country.
The group stated this against the backdrop of the attacks allegedly being carried out by the Indigenous People of Biafra, on both governmental institutions and northerners in the South East.
ADSI’s President, Hajiya Khuraira Musa, in a statement said that it firmly believed in the peaceful co-existence and progress of the country.
It said that its main vision and mandate is to see all Arewa citizens working together for the betterment of the region and Nigeria in general irrespective of religion, political affiliation or tribal inclination.
It also urged Northern youths to steer clear of trouble.
The group stated, “Please, keep a listening ear to our elders and leaders and duly follow the rule of law to avoid any involvement in any kind of violence in whatever guise or form.
“The best way for progress and prosperity in a democratic society is through peaceful dialogue and tolerance in the face of provocation.
“Violence can only breathe destruction and pains, not progress.”
ADSI, however, urged the Federal Government to do everything within its powers to protect the lives and property of all citizens.